Power and Symbols: Language and Education among Turkmen 1879 to the present
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies
A doctoral candidate in Ohio State University’s Russian and East European History program, Victoria Clement conducted research in Turkmenistan and Moscow, Russia from September 2001-April 2003 with grants from the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) and American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS). Her dissertation, “Power and Symbols: Language and Education among Turkmen 1879 to the present”, examines the classroom as a site for transmission of culture and the role of culture in defining a society. Ms. Clement’s research examines the power of alphabets and language content in the Turkmen community’s transition from nineteenth century cultural and political independence, through Russian Imperialism, membership in the Soviet
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